Welcome to Paper Inkspirations!

Hi! My name is Krissy, welcome to my blog. I have been an avid paper-crafter for many years, my addiction started with scrapbooking and has evolved to card-making. It all started when I realized that I had forgotten to buy a card for my nephew's birthday. Looking at my ever-expanding collection of scrapbook supplies, I thought I'd made a card for him. Since then, I've been hooked on card-making and my scrapbooks have been collecting dust. Someday I'll get back to them... I have two beautiful boys and a wonderful & supportive husband and I work at the Preschool at our church. When I'm not spending time with my family or making cards, I enjoy being active in our church. Life is good! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.

Take time to get inky today....

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Frilly Bird Cage

Oh my goodness!  Where does the time go?  I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted anything.  I've been busy getting inky, but I haven't had a chance to get any of my new projects online.....until now!  It's amazing how crazy life gets during summer vacation! 

This card is one that I created for Michaels.  It's a bit out of my "comfort zone" but I'm soooo pleased with the results!  I've had a lot of fun lately working with Stampendous embossing powders.  There are so many colors available and they are ALL beautiful!  I love the way they look against this DCWV silver shimmer paper.  I used three different PearLustre embossing powders (Lapis, Emerald, and Sapphire) and then added a touch of Blue Tinsel EP for a little sparkle.  So much fun!!!!

I hope you'll want to give this card a try, too.  All the supplies to make it are available at Michael's.

I'll be back soon to show you more!  Hope all is well in your corner of the world....it's hideously hot here this week....is it fall yet?

Take time to get inky today!

recipe :  Stampendous! Frilly Bird Cage, Feather Points; Stampendous PearLustre Embossing Powders Lapis, Emerald and Sapphire; Blue Tinsel EP; Detail Black EP; Bazzill Admiral Cardstock; DCWV Silver Shimmer Paper; Tsukineko VersaMark Ink; Zig Markers; Marvy Scalloped Oval Punch; Tim Holtz Tumbled Glass Distress ink; sponge dauber; 7/8" sheer ivory ribbon; Recollections silver brad

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Summer/4th of July Blog Hop

I'm on a roll!  This is my second Blog Hop this month!  I'm so excited to be a part of this fun Summer/4th of July Blog Hop that Taylor has put together!  Thanks for letting me play along, Taylor!  If you've arrived here from Jennifer's blog, you're in the right place.

I just can't resist this adorable Stampendous stamp set!  It's called Summer Cuties - and they really are cute!  Since I have 2 little boys, I don't get the chance to make little girlie cards often, but I sure have had fun getting these little gals good and inky.  I almost didn't get a picture of this card, I completely forgot until I already had it in the envelope and it was ready to deliver.  Oops!  Wish I had taken the time to get a better photo, but I was on limited time as we were headed out the door for a long weekend to my in-laws.  This card was for my MIL's birthday.  I used these great red Dot Sparkler Stickers by Stampendous on this card.  The sentiment has a row of dots between "celebrate" and "summer"....and I used the Dot Sparklers on this little gal's pigtails.  They remind me of those plastic ball pony tail holders we had as kids!  So cute!

recipe: Stampendous Summer Cuties, Dot Sparkler Stickers; Tsukineko Tuxedo Black ink; Prismacolor Pencils, Goo Gone, Tortillons; JoAnn's ribbon; Recollections Brights Paper; Bazzill Loganberry Pie paper

These little gals are so stinkin' cute that I couldn't control myself!  I had to make one more card!

recipe:  Stampendous Summer Cuties, Dot Sparklers; DCWV Classic Prints Matstack; Tsukineko Tuxedo Black ink; Prismacolor Pencils, Goo Gone, Tortillons; Fiskars Border Punch

Now you're in for a big treat....your next stop is Sunghee's blog - she's super talented!  If you get lost along the way, I've included a list of all the "hoppers" at the bottom of this post. You have until Tuesday, July 5th at 6:00 PM EST to comment on as many blogs as you can. Winers will be drawn from random comments on blogs, and announced on Wednesday July 7th (on Taylor's blog).  Prizes have been generously been donated by the following:

Stampendous (3 Cling Jumbo Flowers plus a handle - 3 prizes total)

Chi Chi Memories - http://www.chichimemories.com/ - (digi stamp set of winner's choice)

Pixie Dust Studio - http://www.pixieduststudio.net/ - 2 digi images of winner's choice (1 winner)

Dreamweaver's Stencils - http://www.dreamweaverstencils.com/ - prize pack to 1 winner

Karber Digital Studio - http://www.karberdigital.com/ - 2 digi images of winner's choice (1 winner)

Maria Levine -http://www.etsy.com/shop/tykatsupplies - Ippity Kit (1 winner)

Skipping Stones Design - http://skippingstonesdesign.com/ - 1 clear stamp set of SSD's choosing (1 winner)

Cindy Coutts/Christian paper Crafts - one SU stamp set

Sunghee Chon - http://www.amusestudio.com/sunghee/ - 1 a muse studio catalog + 1 stamp set of choice (Value equal or less than $12.99) for US resident only.

Sunghee Chon -- http://www.littlepotatohouse.com/ -- $20 gift certificates to Little Potato House template shop for US or non-US resident.

Karen from Your Next Stamp - http://www.yournextstamp.com/ -- stamp called Ellie loves The Beach.

OK- I've talked enough, now it's time for you to get hoppin'!  Have fun - enjoy the summertime inspiration!  Hope you'll come back and visit me again.  Take time to get inky today!